Tagged With: Food

1001 Nights: An Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show

1001 Nights: Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show   An Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show, I hear you asking? I was just as surprised as you are. Of all the cities I’ve worked as a photographer on these tour gigs, nowhere do I seem to end up exploring the ‘nightlife’ options as often as Istanbul. Istanbul … Continue reading »

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Food in Dubai: A Traveler’s Guide

Food in Dubai: A Traveler’s Guide Dubai is not traditionally a backpacker favorite. Despite perceptions of being overpriced and obscenely flashy, though, I’ve come to find myself looking forward to infrequent passes through the Emirates for exactly one reason: the FOOD in Dubai. The wealth of cuisines available in the Emirates, from to home-style US and … Continue reading »

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Lockhart BBQ: A Glutton’s Guide to The Best Barbecue in Austin and Central Texas

Lockhart BBQ: A Glutton’s Guide to The Best Barbecue in Austin and Central Texas   I did a bad bad thing. A thing that no man should contemplate… much less drag along a poor unsuspecting aunt and sister for. We gorged, feasted, banqueted, and chowed. A day of downright culinary debauchery… and all because of barbecue. Lockhart BBQ, to be … Continue reading »

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Klosterneuburg Stift: The Vienna Monastery you SHOULD be Visiting.

Klosterneuburg Stift: The Vienna Monastery you SHOULD be Visiting. Like most wine-drinking religion-enthusiasts, you’ll probably visit some sort of historic monastic abbey if you’re spending more than just a few days in Vienna. They have religion and culture, after all, including the sort of culture that leads to fermentation and eventually delicious monk-wrought wines. For … Continue reading »

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Austrian Wines and Crumbling Castles: A Wachau Valley Bike Tour

Austrian Wines and Crumbling Castles: A Wachau Valley Bike Tour Vienna is not, on the face of it, Europe’s most active or adventurous destination. My average day in the Imperial City involves exploring lots of traditional coffee houses and the historic Old Town, and only very occasionally something like a bike ride through the city center. Having … Continue reading »

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Czech Beer and Bars in Prague: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

Czech Beer and Bars in Prague: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide As I imagine many of you are already aware, beer in the Czech Republic is kind of a big deal. They didn’t quite invent it (an honor ascribed to the Sumerians around 5,000 years ago), but they have done a lot to refine it into … Continue reading »

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Vienna Coffee House Culture: A Melange of Everything Wien

Vienna Coffee House Culture There may well be any number of things I appreciate more than a historic cafe with a cozy atmosphere and superbly tasty coffee, but anytime I’m in Vienna the memory of those others seems to get lost in the search for the perfect Wiener Melange. Vienna Coffee House Culture has its origins … Continue reading »

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Champagne on the Seine: A Booze Cruise with Views

Champagne on the Seine: A Booze Cruise with Views You know what makes even the most mundane experience a little bit better? Champagne.  

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